NAVI MUMBAI: With a view to scaling down fatality rate of Covid-19 positive cases, NMMC chief , Abhijit Bangar, has made it mandatory for nodal officers of some 10 private hospitals that have Covid beds and the Vashi civic Covid hospital superintendent discuss each fatal case for better management of patients in the ICU.
The Vashi hospital’s ICU will now have a senior doctor who is an expert 24×7 as also the doctors team to understand the critical phases of each patient .
“Each patient in ICU goes through a critical phase. It’s important to understand their condition and ensure they can battle their condition better and recover. The doctors can help them to improve. This in turn will provide window to better management of cases,” observed Abhijit.
The recovery rate in the NMMC area is around 65%, while fatality rate at 2.9 %. The decimal percentage point was more than the national average.
For breaking the transmission chain, NMMC has increased the daily sample tests. The tests done were maximum in MMR on Thursday and Friday.
Sample testing on these two days was the highest among civic corporations in MMR. Contact tracing being the focus, the places reporting high number of positive cases is under lens.
Koperkhairne reported 71 out of row cases Friday. The civic commissioner visited the hotspot area. Koperkhairne had earlier reported a spurt in cases, too.
On Friday, the NMMC tested 1,934 samples, out of which 1,523 were rapid antigen tests. On Thursday, the civic body tested 1,742 samples; 1,309 were antigen tests.
The 330 and 308 positive cases reported Thursday and Friday is attributed to more being tested. Numbers may increase in the coming days, too
Raigad industrial belt reports spike in +ve cases
The spurt in Raigad district reported since last fortnight is from the industrial belts of talukas / tehsils from industrial areas in the MMR. An unit reported a high of 110 cases.
Karjat, Khalapur , Roha , Mahad in MMR , and Pen (outside MMR) reported the spoke in cases.
Nidhi Choudhari, the collector opined that the cases will rise as more are being tested. While around 1,700 are being tested now daily, the target was 3,000. Antigen kits are available and more have been ordered ordered.”We have 5000 kits and will procure 40K,” the collector said.
The industries have been told to conduct the tests and track the health of its people.

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